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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.
United States, 1959
Sci-Fi, Horror


The film tells the story of extraterrestrials who are seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe. The aliens implement “Plan 9”, a scheme to resurrect the Earth’s dead and hope the crisis will force humanity to listen to them.

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Plan 9 from Outer Space Directed by Edward D. Wood Jr.

Critics reviews

Like the philosopher who was so busy gazing at the stars that he tripped into a well, Ed Wood stared so fixedly at his own grandiose designs that he stumbled upon the stuff of filmmaking. This extravagant example of his sublime absurdity, from 1956, links a trio of zombies to an alien invasion intended to prevent nuclear war and other man-made disasters. The flimsy sets, flagrant acting, perfunctory staging, and hectic montage of stock footage convey a frenzied vision of cosmic catastrophe.
August 26, 2016
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